Sep 14, 2013


Photos Courtesy of Bergman Group

When the leaves change into their autumn hue, two things are certain: It’s time to pull those sweaters out of storage, and awards seasons is officially about to begin. Press Pass LA had the privilege of attending the official pre-Emmy’s gifting suite thrown by Doris Bergman and being held at one of L.A.’s finest restaurants, Fig and Olive.

Stars were engulfed by a wide array of vendors and treated to delicious fare after. The entrepreneurs in attendance were quite impressive! One of our favorites was White Lightning, where we met the President and CEO Jennifer Gerard. This woman is a jack of all trades, covering every facet imaginable! Her at home teeth whitening system will make any smile noticeable from across the room. Did we mention she also markets cosmetics, one of which is a lighted lip gloss with a mirror on the side? She has the “girl on the go guide” down to a science.

In Los Angeles, everywhere you look there is a pop up wheat grass stand or Vegan bakery, so it’s hard to decipher which company is really putting in as much “good stuff” for your body as they are pushing out on their shelves. Look no further! Begley’s and Bill’s is the first company I will officially put my stamp of approval on! They are 100% Vegan, Gluten Free, and Kosher! The best part is…everything tastes SO GOOD! Take it from someone who has enough allergies to the point where my realtor is looking for a bubble for me to sublet. A soda that’s healthy? Simply ludicrous!

While perusing the event, I had the opportunity to chat with celebrity stylist Daniel Musto who informed me of a savvy new smartphone app called The Hunt (and website where you snap a picture of a trendy find, upload it, and users can help you locate where to purchase it. The catchphrase is “the hunt is on!” How cool is that? We are very excited for this awards season, and this kickoff set the bar extremely high for future gifting suites. Here is a list of our notable favorites and some information on how to get your hands on this awesome swag. All Natural Sodas and Food (In my opinion: good for the body, good for the soul)

Bon Bon Home and Garden In one word, AMAZING! Signature Orchid Candles

PK’s Chocolates Um….Fudge, Truffles, Caramels, Cake Bites…I died and went to a sugary heaven!

Whitening Lightning My highest rated vendor! Whatever Jennifer is selling, I’m buying!

Art By Dano All pieces are handcrafted with museum quality materials. Cool guy with even cooler art. If the Rat Pack, The Beatles or Jimi Hendrix are your thing, check out his art!

Radar Watches 1 watch, 10 colors, 100 possibilities. One of the coolest accessories that I am currently rocking!

Twisted Silver  We loved their flower dome ring and bike link chain bracelet….why didn’t I think of that?

My Saint My Hero A blessings bracelet that reminds you to live the best life you can. It’s both charitable and heart warming!

Just in case you wondering which celebs were in attendance, the VIP attendees  included Primetime Emmy Nominees Dan Bucatinsky (Outstanding Guest Actor “Scandal”), Dot Marie Jones (Outstanding Guest Actress “Glee”), Chelsie Hightower, Sharna Burgess & Gleb Savchenko (“Dancing With The Stars”), Kate Flannery (“The Office”), Ian Patrick (“The Neighbors”), Mary Murphy (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Rich Sommer (“Madmen”), RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”), joined Robert ‘RJ” Wagner & his lovely daughter Katie, Dylan Neal (“Cedar Cove”), Ed Begley Jr. & Rachelle Carson, Eric & Eliza Roberts, Illeana Douglas, Tracy Tweed, Obba Babbatunde, Chase Masterson (Star Trek:  Deep Space Nine”), Estella Warren, Katrina Norman (“Hit The Floor”), Nicholas Guest (“Sons of Anarchy”), Sofia Milos, Michael Grant (“Secret Life of the American Teenager”), Adrienne Janic (“Fit, Famous & Fabulous”), Sean Kanan (“General Hospital”), Alicia Lagano (‘The Client List”), Joelle Carter (“Justified”), and many others!

The lounge wasn’t all about receiving, in fact, in made giving back a priority!  All guests donated new and unwrapped gifts for children ages 13-18 for a Pre-Holiday Gift Drive benefiting ‘Wednesday’s Child’ — a weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with Anchor Christine Devine. To get involved or learn more about fostering or adoption visit Wednesday’s Child.

See our full photo gallery from this event.